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  1. Kirves is offline

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    Posted On:
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    IMO, I'd rather see more clinching and throwing than currently shown.
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    Lumpine stadium have implemented new rules limiting clinch to get more exiting fights. While only limits ( http://muaymag.com/thailand-profi/lu...d-kneeing.html ), not bans, it clearly shows that the honestly often boring clinches are seen as a problem even in muay thai.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kolsyrade
    Lumpine stadium have implemented new rules limiting clinch to get more exiting fights. While only limits ( http://muaymag.com/thailand-profi/lu...d-kneeing.html ), not bans, it clearly shows that the honestly often boring clinches are seen as a problem even in muay thai.
    Boring? Problem?? Rules?!? Sandwich????

    Stop being all kyokushin about it. The cinch is an integral, devastating and not at all boring part of Muay Thai and fighting in general. It seems they're trying to limit the grab and hold clinch rather than offensive clinches, which makes sense...in a striking sport you're not allowed to do much from the Greco clinch. Still, wanting to make a sport more exciting for spectators (especially newcomers) risks diluting the art and sport itself.

    Personally, I think allowing throws and trips from the clinch (though not giving points for them) would solve the problem of "resting" clinches. But that's just me.
  4. Minami no Kaze is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by kolsyrade
    Lumpine stadium have implemented new rules limiting clinch to get more exiting fights. While only limits ( http://muaymag.com/thailand-profi/lu...d-kneeing.html ), not bans, it clearly shows that the honestly often boring clinches are seen as a problem even in muay thai.
    Muay Thai refs have always broken ineffective/"no action" clinching after a certain amount of time, though. Nothing really new except for the specific naming of a "three second rule", ya know, like when you drop your sandwich on the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minami no Kaze
    Muay Thai refs have always broken ineffective/"no action" clinching after a certain amount of time, though. Nothing really new except for the specific naming of a "three second rule", ya know, like when you drop your sandwich on the ground.
    Sandwich?!?!?!?

    You're right, which is why the rationale of the "change" is really the only salient point, and it's the disturbing "making the fight more exciting for spectators" thing.
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